Electronic Engineering HNC
OverviewThis is a professional qualification for those in or wishing to work within the electronics industry. This is the first year of a two year programme. The course is delivered on a day-release basis over two years. This involves attendance on Friday afternoons plus either one evening per week or Friday morning from 10:30am.
This course comprises eight units and covers analogue and digital electronics and microprocessor engineering.
In addition learners will study units in Maths, Engineering Science and Programming Concepts - this gives an introduction to learning a high-level language such as Visual Basic.
A professional electronics CAD software package (Proteus) is used in many of the subjects to give you the opportunity to explore circuit action by highly visual simulation, before testing the real thing. In digital electronics learners use modern Programmable Logic Devices to implement and test their designs.
The Project unit gives learners an opportunity to design and implement a solution to an engineering problem of special interest to them.
The formal name of the qualification is HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Provisionally, the list of units covered over the two-year course will be taken from the following:
Analytical Methods for Engineers; Engineering Science; Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation; Electrical and Electronic Principles; Health, Safety and Risk Assessment in Engineering; Programmable Logic Controllers; Electronic Principles; Microprocessor Systems; Combinational and Sequential Logic; Business Management Techniques for Engineers; Engineering Design; Work-based Experience; Statistical Process Control; Computer Programming Techniques; Operational Amplifiers; Electronic Computer-aided Design; Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits.
Further details of these units and of the qualification can be found by visiting the Edexcel website.
ProgressionYou may progress to an HND or further related study at a higher level.
AssessmentAssessment is via written assignments of which there are 5 or 6 per subject per year. Assessment may include internal exams for some subjects.
Entry RequirementsEntry to the course is normally via a National Certificate in Electronic Engineering. You are probably already working in the electronics industry, or interested in making a move in that direction.
QualificationsHNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Home StudyAn additional 2-3 hrs a week is required for work outside of class.
Work PlacementEntry to the course is normally via a Level 3 National Diploma in Electronic Engineering. Relevant work experience is desirable but not essential.
Additional CostsThere is a one-off cost to register with Edexcel. This is currently 168.
|Code||Location||Start||End||Times||Day||Duration||Cost (Year 1)|
|TC0401 121401||Newbury College||03/09/2012||01/07/2014||13:30 to 17:30||Mon & Fri||2 Years||£1,750.00|